Coopering Workshop, Somerset Historical Center

Coopering Workshop, Somerset Historical Center

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The Somerset County Historical Society’s annual coopering class will be held April 27, 28 & 29, at the Haupt Education Center adjacent to the Somerset Historical Center. The Society is seeking individuals with an interest in learning traditional coopering techniques to fashion a wooden staved maple sugar keeler, or bucket, reminiscent of those made and used in the maple sugar camps and farms of Somerset County more than a century ago. The class begins at 6:00 Friday, April 27 evening and concludes Sunday morning. The skills taught during the class have been coopering passed down from generation to generation within the county, namely the techniques of James Johnson of Garrett and Jubal Werner of Glencoe whose ancestors were coopers. The techniques were documented in the 1970s by the staff of the Historical Center and incorporated into the class to provide an unbroken transition of skills from the 1800s through the present day. Only hand tools and traditional techniques will be taught during the class. Each participant will complete a maple sugar keeler during the class. They will examine original pieces of cooperage to compare modern day craftsmanship to historical techniques.

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Posted By: Robyn Wilson, Town Planner Community Calendar

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Date: April 27, 2018

This event also occurs on 04/28/2018, 04/29/2018

Somerset Historical Center
10649 Somerset Pike
Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501

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